Josh Taylor Rages at SkySports for Broadcasting ‘Old Man’ Floyd Mayweather vs. ‘YouTube-Guy’ Logan Paul

Published 05/28/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Josh Taylor of United Kingdom celebrates after beating Ryan Martin of USA in the World Boxing Council Silver Super Lightweight Title bout during the Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals – World Boxing Super Series Fight Night at The SSE Hydro on November 3, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)


Josh Taylor etched himself into the history books as he became the first Brit to hold all four belts in the four-belt era. The newly crowned undisputed champion did so without getting much attention back in his home country. And now, ‘The Tartan Tornado’ has hit back at the broadcasters.

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Taylor took on Jose Ramirez in what was an enthralling contest for fans. Ultimately, the Scot won after dropping ‘The Jaguar’ twice en route to a UD. Surprisingly, no networks picked up the undisputed bout in the UK.

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The 18-0 boxer has now lashed out at them. He spoke to talkSPORT and said, “Yeah, I’m not going to lie I was a little bit surprised and kinda felt let down, you know. I think it is one of the best Scottish sporting achievements in a long, long time… I kinda felt like no one cared and no one really gave a toss about it, you know. So it kinda cheesed me off a little bit.”

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The Scotsman then lashed out at SkySports for showing the Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul exhibition on PPV. “They’re talking at bloody Logan Paul and a nearly 50-year-old Floyd Mayweather who, who just looks like an old man, you know. And some YouTube guy. Sky are picking that up.”

 

Is Josh Taylor right in lashing out at SkySports?

The comments from ‘The Tartan Tornado’ made no secret of his frustration with SkySports. He showed he felt let down and underappreciated in his own home country.

Taylor’s comments came because SkySports announced they would broadcast Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul exhibition bout as a PPV event for fans in the UK. The idea of a YouTuber facing Mayweather has attracted heaps of criticism.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: Josh Taylor celebrates victory over Regis Prograis during the World Boxing Super Series Super-Lightweight Ali Trophy Final at The O2 Arena on October 26, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Thus, it is understandable that the Scot is raging at the networks for not picking up the broadcast for his undisputed fight. Moreover, UK fans would not only have witnessed history, but they would have also gotten their value for money.

What do you make of these comments from Josh Taylor? Do you think he’s right in criticizing the network?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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